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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 32. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The Valley campaign. (search)
to mention one subject, but having noticed that the records refer to a trial of Colonel Munford, I will state the facts. General Rosser ordered a detail from the 2d, 3d and 4th regiments to go on a raid to Beverley. On account of the worn down horses and dispirited men, an earnest protest was made. Colonel Munford, Major Charles Old and myself visited General Rosser at his headquarters, asking that the raid be abandoned, or at least delayed. Colonel Munford pressed for delay, that Jack Palmer, our quartermaster, might return from Richmond with much needed supplies. At this time nearly every horse in the 3d regiment needed shoeing. As senior captain present, I was in command of the regiment, and found great difficulty in securing the detail that was made up for the Beverley raid. Out of the discussions and disagreements at Rosser's headquarters, grew the arrest and trial of Colonel Munford. He was unanimously acquitted by the court. Munford's commission as brigadier-ge